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  1. Inshore Mentor?

    Kayak Forum
    Hey everyone, So I've recently upgraded from my dinky lake and creek beater kayak to the new Ascend 133x kayak. I've dumped quite a bit of money into it, mainly because I've waited years to upgrade and figured I'd treat myself lol. But now with a much nicer yak, I'd really like to make a...
  2. Drifting flats without trolling motor help

    Inshore Fishing - General Q&A
    Hello, I am vacationing in Pensacola soon and I am renting a boat to fish and wanted to go flats fishing. The only issue is that boat does not come with a trolling motor. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for drifting flats without having to turn the motor each time were getting too far...
  3. New to Fishing Panama City Beach Area

    General Discussion
    Hey guys! I was wondering if you could give me any tips or tricks to fishing the Panama City Beach Area. I am staying the weekend in St. Andrews state park and am planning to do a bunch of fishing. I know with the heat, the early mornings and late evenings will be my best times. I have a couple...
  4. Son and I new to fishing please help!!!

    Inshore Fishing - General Q&A
    Hello all, my son and I have just got into fishing in the area and have no access to either a boat or kayak to go places other than shore or piers. We have had no luck recently with our first 5 fishing trips and always come home upset because of it. No matter what we do we cant seem to catch...
  5. Advice For New Rod and Reel Combo

    General Discussion
    A couple years ago I got hooked on saltwater fishing. It started out with cheap walmart spincast combos from a dock in the bay, to deep sea and pier fishing. I purchased a Penn Senator 113H2 and haven't had much luck with it! It is way too big and hard to cast off of the pier or from the shore...
  6. Pier fishing help please!!! -16 yr old noob :(-

    Piers and Bridges - General Q & A
    I'm about to get semi serious about peir fishing. I'll also try surf fishing if I really get someone that knows what they're doing, but pier fishing is #1 so far. I'm sick of catching little bitty whiting and pin fish, and I'm ready to slay something bigger. I'm 16, and my dad isn't very...
  7. Nothing at Sykes lately...

    Piers and Bridges - Reports
    Anyone getting anything interesting at Sykes pier? All I've been able to hook up on are (besides sailcats...) 2-3 reds, rays, small black drum, and every once in a while a ladyfish. What are you guys having the best luck with? I've been aiming for bulls, but not really having any luck...
  8. Destin/Fort Walton Gigging?

    Flounder Gigging
    Hey guys, I just got back from trying to gig around the coast guard station, and only have 1 medium flounder to show for it. I am new to gigging but I really want to get into it more! If anyone could maybe give me some tips, areas, and what to look for. I have heard that it is good "east...
  9. little help for an out of towner?

    Kayak Forum
    Hey guys, looking for a little help here. I'm from central Alabama. Been kayak fishing for a few years now. Me and my buddies try to take a gulf trip two to three times a year if the weather cooperates. We always do some fishing back in the bays for reds and specks, and do some trolling BTB for...
  10. lower unit oil

    Boat Repair - Questions,Answers and Suggestions
    ive got a 25hp mercury outboard. i walked out this morning and saw a puddle of oil had leaked from the lower unit. not from the drain or vent, but from behind the prop. the oil is very dark black and very strong petrolium like smell. anyone have any tips or ideas on how i should get started?
  11. Kayak Reels

    Kayak Forum
    I'm looking to get some new gear. What types of reels would you guys recommend for fishing the gulf out of a kayak? I really want a good multipurpose reel that I can use for targeting many different species like kings, cobia, amberjack (if possible), and typical bottom fish. I'm would...
  12. Returning to Pensacola after 10 years.

    Piers and Bridges - General Q & A
    Hi, I hope I'm not doing this in the wrong section, or in the wrong way.. but I figured I'd come in an get some information. My family and I (Grandfather, Grandmother, Father, Brother, Sister, Cousins, Uncle,) use to go down to Fort Pickins, Pensacola every summer from Alabama and stay for a...
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